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Jack Lemmon (1925–2001)


Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School, then located in nearby ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Apartment
The Apartment C.C. Baxter
(1960)
Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot Jerry / Daphne
(1959)
Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross Shelley Levene
(1992)
Grumpy Old Men
Grumpy Old Men John Gustafson
(1993)

Filmography

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 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Narrator / Old Hardy Greaves (uncredited)
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
 1999 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
Henry Drummond
 1998 Puppies for Sale (Short)
Pet Shop Owner
 1998 The Long Way Home (TV Movie)
Thomas Gerrin
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Juror #8
 1996 Hamlet
Marcellus
 1993 A Life in the Theater (TV Movie)
Robert
 1992 The Player
Jack Lemmon
 1991 JFK
Jack Martin
 1989 Dad
Jake Tremont
 1976 The Entertainer (TV Movie)
Archie Rice
 1975 La polizia ha le mani legate
Narrator (voice)
 1974 Wednesday (Short)
Jerry Murphy
 1971 Kotch
Sleeping Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1968 There Comes a Day (Short)
 1967 Luv
Harry Berlin
 1965 The Great Race
Professor Fate / Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Sam Bissell
 1963 Irma la Douce
Nestor Patou / Lord X
 1960 Pepe
Jack Lemmon
 1960 Stowaway in the Sky
Narrator (english version) (voice)
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
David Poole / Dr. Billy Palmer
- Face of a Hero (1959) ... David Poole
- The Mystery of Thirteen (1957) ... Dr. Billy Palmer
 1957-1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Henry Coyle / Steve Tyler / Wally Mall / ...
- Disappearance (1958) ... Henry Coyle
- Most Likely to Succeed (1958) ... Steve Tyler
- Loudmouth (1958) ... Wally Mall
- The Days of November (1958) ... Lieutenant Tony Crawford
- Souvenir (1957) ... Edward King
 1957-1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Henry Coyle / Dr. Cameron / Charles Dickens
- Disappearance (1958) ... Henry Coyle
- The Victim (1958)
- Voices in the Fog (1957) ... Dr. Cameron
 1957 Operation Mad Ball
Pvt. Hogan
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Cass Kendall
- Three Graves (1957) ... Cass Kendall
 1954 The Road of Life (TV Series)
Surgeon
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- One Swell Guy (1953)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Alfred Fishkettle
- The Ascent of Alfred Fishkettle (1953) ... Alfred Fishkettle
 1951-1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Last Chance (1951)
 1949-1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Snooksie (1953)
- Duet (1953)
- The Easy Mark (1951)
 1952 Heaven for Betsy (TV Series)
Peter Bell
- Episode #1.2 (1952) ... Peter Bell
- Episode #1.1 (1952) ... Peter Bell
 1951 The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show (TV Series)
Newlywed (1951-1952) (in 'The Couple Next Door' sketches)
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
- Sparrow Cop (1951)
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
 1949-1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Fred Stevens
- The Wisdom Tooth (1950)
- June Moon (1949) ... Fred Stevens
 1950 Once Too Often (Short)
Mike
 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Gray Helmet (1949)
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Other Works:

(March 17 to April 25, 1970) He acted in Robert E. Sherwood's play, "Idiot's Delight," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jack Lemmon and Sam Jaffe in the cast. Garson Kanin was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 24 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On comedic roles in 1970) I really can't be funny unless it's part of the character. It really bugs me when someone thinks of me as a comic. If I read 'comedian Jack Lemmon,' I gag. That means I'm not an actor - which I am. See more »

Trivia:

To golfers everywhere Lemmon was known as the "star" of the celebrity-packed third round telecast of the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, held at Pebble Beach Golf Links each February. Lemmon's packed gallery was there not only for his humor but also to root him on in his lifelong quest to "make the cut" to round 4, something he was not able to achieve. The amateur who helps his team most in the ... See more »

Trademark:

Known for playing likeable but down on their luck characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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